On Monday the Chicago Cubs announced minor league prospects Owen Cassie (outfielder) and Luis Devers (pitcher) as their players of the month for May.
With the Chicago Cubs sitting in fourth place to begin the month of June, there hasn’t been a ton of stuff to be excited about, but don’t say that about their minor league system. With so many guys in the farm system having success two months into the season, it’s provided fans with a lot of excitement about the future. Cassie and Devers spent last month proving to fans just how excited they should be.
Owen Cassie’s Hot Bat in May
Coming off a slow start in April, Owen Cassie kicked off the first day in May with a hit, and then proceeded to continue to hit the entire month. In 22 games with South Bend, the outfielder had 25 hits in 79 at bats with 4 home runs, 6 doubles, 7 walks, 25 RBI, and 2 stolen bases. For the month he posted a slash line of .317/.386/.544 giving him a .931 OPS.
If Cassie can keep this type of consistency up throughout the season, don’t be surprised to see the young lefty make the jump from High-A to Double-A sometime this season. Then again, it wouldn’t be the end of the world considering Cassie will only be 20 in July.
Luis Devers Shows Ace-Type Stuff
So far this season for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Luis Devers has proven to be a potential rotation piece for the Cubs in the future. Last month Devers enlightened fans on just how dominant he can be. In 6 games in May the righty through 29.1 innings while posting a 1.84 ERA with 30 strikeouts, and only gave up 6 earned runs while walking only 7. He also held hitters to a .204 batting average and gave up zero home runs.
Devers is another guy who fans could see make the jump from Single-A to Double-A later throughout the season. Who knows, maybe we see Devers at Wrigley in September when the rosters expand? Either way, it’s exciting to see guys having success in the Cubs minor league system and hopefully we will see them on the major league roster sooner rather than later.
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